Following the goalless draw at the Lane on Sunday, the media have, rather predictably, focused on United and their chances of staying unbeaten this season, rather than the fact that Spurs should have inflicted their first defeat.
Harry Redknapp, speaking on the club’s official website said: “Chances were few and far between but I felt we edged the game. If anyone was going to win it, we looked the more likely, without creating too many clear-cut chances.”
Clean sheets have been at a premium for us this season but Heurelho Gomes made the save of the match from Wayne Rooney to help add to his collection of shut-outs.
At the other end, Crouch and Van der Vaart had the best chances to seal the win for Tottenham and with United down to ten men for the last 16 minutes, you felt there was only going to be one winner. Sadly it wasn’t to be.
The draw leaves Spurs in fifth, a point behind Chelsea, while Arsenal and City both won to stretch the gap a little.
Given the recent dismal record against United, a draw is OK, but a measure of how far this Spurs side has come is that everyone involved in the club will see this as two points dropped.